Wednesday, 10 July 2013

12 tags of 2013 - july

The July tag from Tim Holtz' "12 tags of 2013" brings a lot of yummy texture as I've seen, so I was glad I found some time to give it a try today :)

As we do not celebrate the 4th of July in Austria, I chose something that was related in colours: "London" and the awesome "Paris to London" stamps from Tim Holtz - one of my latest favourites. And as I am a great London-fan, this stamp sheet was a must have to me ;)




The idea of creating a background using droplets of Distress stains and the brayer is absolutely great! I LOVE the smears of intense colour you get this way!


After I had prepared the background of my tag, I stamped the British flag, covering the blue areas with masking tape when stamping the red ones and vice versa.


I cut out the flag and gave it a thick coat with Distress clear rock candy crackle paint. After the magic of crackling had happened I rubbed in some "black soot" Distress ink and whiped off the excess on the surface to make the crackles more visible.


As Tim used some metallic colours with his tag, I used Distress stains "brushed pewter" with the edges of my flag, creating "puddles" to achieve a bit of a soldered edge look.

I stamped the "luhn-duhn" phonetic spelling using the Tim Holtz "worn text" letter 
stamps and the image of the guard onto the tag. To add some more texture I added some of the smaller images from the "Paris to London" stamp sheet.

Then I added some torn scraps of Tim Holtz tissue tape for more interest.

The idea-ology enameled tag was covered with an idea-ology remnant rub on, the piece of fabric at the bottom was stamped and heat embossed  using white embossing powder.




























A piece of white ribbon was stamped with the image of Big Ben and sewn to the tag together with the flag. Afterwards I added the wire pin and the label tag from the Tim Holtz idea-ology range.

The edges of the tag were distressed, blended with Distress ink "black soot" and I also applied Distress stain "brushed pewter" with some spots.










I had a lot of fun creating this tag and I hope you like it too. Thank you all for stopping by my place and having a look around and thank you for your comments you leave with me - I really appreciate them all!

Hugs,

die amelie x





16 comments:

  1. Beautiful take on Tim's tag, Claudia. I especialy love the flag, it looks greta with those crackles.
    xx

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  2. Wow...ich bin mal wieder beeindruckt. Sowas von grungy. Absolut fantastisch (:o)

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  3. Das ist echt toll! Die Briten werden Dich dafür lieben Claudia!

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  4. Eine absolut grandiose Arbeit - fantastisch!!!!

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  5. Ein total schönes Tag, mir gefällt wie du die Farbkombi aufgegriffen hast.

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  6. What a great take on Tim's tag Claudia, love the flag and the way you crackled it. Love the stitched London at the bottom too. Hugs, Anne x

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  7. Wow richtig Klasse, diesen Cracklelack kannte ich noch gar nicht - muss ich dringend mal probieren denn es sieht wirklich toll aus!
    Liebe Grüße

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  8. What a great details Claudia...a great English tag

    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  9. Das Tag ist großartig geworden, liebe Claudia.

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  10. Ein superschönes Tag!! Die Fahne gefällt mir auch total!!

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  11. Very cool tag - I love that you've stamped Big Ben on the ribbon!!
    Alison x

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  12. Oh wie klasse!!!! Ich als England-Fan finde das Tag soooo grandios!!!! Wirklich super gemacht!!!! Hammer, auch die ganzen Details!!!!

    LG!

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  13. Love your take on Tim's tag, not an easy one for non Americans but I really like what you came up with, great idea!!

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  14. Wie schön ist das denn?? :-) Da bin ich völlig begeistert!
    Dafür gibt es einen Award, wenn Du magst! Auf meinen Buchwelten abzuholen!

    Alles Liebe!

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  15. Fabulous take on Tim's tag Claudia. Love the flag and the fabric elements. Hugs, Jenny x

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  16. I LOVE your British interpretation of Tim's July tag. Blessings!

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